Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Havana, August 2, 2022.- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba states its firm rejection to the actions aimed at harming the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the People’s Republic of China; condemns interference in its internal affairs, and emphasizes its concern over the increasing tensions and further deterioration of the situation concerning Taiwan as a direct result of the aggressive policy and high military presence of the United States and its allies in the Taiwan Strait, military contacts and regular sale of weapons, actions all that undermine peace and international and regional peace.
New provocations, disguised as official contacts or high-level visits deliberately pose further dangers.
Cuba reaffirms its strict adherence to the “one China” principle and the acknowledgement of Taiwan as an inalienable part of the territory of that country.
The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution 2758 adopted on October 25, 1971, recognized the Government of the People’s Republic of China as the true and sole legitimate representative of the Chinese people. Today, it has diplomatic relations with 181 countries based on the acknowledgement of the “one-China” principle.
The purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and International Law must be respected without selectivity or double standards.
China’s key role as a factor for stability and international balance cannot be disregarded, nor the relevance of its cooperation with developing countries with no political conditions attached.